Pirates, Joel Hanrahan Agree to One Year Deal

The Pittsburgh Pirates and Joel Hanrahan have agreed to a one year deal, avoiding arbitration, according to Rocco DeMaro on Twitter.  No word yet on the amount of the deal.  I had estimated $2 M on the 40-man roster/payroll projection page. The market for relievers has been high this off-season, and that only strengthened today when Heath Bell and Matt Capps each received over $7 M to avoid arbitration.  Capps and Bell would have each...

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Pirates Exchange Figures With Hanrahan and Ohlendorf Tomorrow

The Pittsburgh Pirates will exchange arbitration figures with Joel Hanrahan and Ross Ohlendorf tomorrow, moving them one step closer to getting all of their arbitration eligible players under contract.  A quick refresher on the arbitration process from this point on for Hanrahan and Ohlendorf: -The Pirates and the individual players will exchange salary figures for the 2011 season. -Arbitration hearings take place from February...

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Recapping the Non-Tender Deadline

The Pittsburgh Pirates non-tendered four players and re-signed two arbitration eligible players prior to the non-tender deadline.  The Pirates re-signed Ronny Cedeno to a one year, $2 M deal with an option for the 2012 season, and re-signed Jeff Karstens to a one year, $1.1 M deal.  Joel Hanrahan and Ross Ohlendorf also received tender offers, although no deal is in place for either player yet.  The Pirates also non-tendered four...

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Hanrahan and Ohlendorf Will be Tendered Offers

Not a big surprise here, but Frank Coonelly mentioned in his chat today that Ross Ohlendorf and Joel Hanrahan would both be tendered offers before tonight’s midnight deadline.  Ohlendorf is Super Two eligible, while Hanrahan is in his first normal year of arbitration. According to Coonelly, the Pirates are trying to work out pre-arbitration deals with their remaining players, Lastings Milledge, Ronny Cedeno, and Jeff Karstens....

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Non-Tender Deadline Preview

The non-tender deadline is tonight, Thursday night, at midnight.  Teams must decide whether to tender their arbitration eligible players contracts, or non-tender them and allow them to become free agents.  This can lead to some potential trades, as one team’s non-tender candidate can be another team’s treasure.  The Pirates shouldn’t have any big surprises with their internal decisions, but don’t be surprised...

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